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cultural heritage. i want to thank the representatives of chinese companies and many others witnessing this to unveil this again. we are getting ready for the new year. as people know we are finishing up on what i think is one of the most exciting years that we have had with the year of the dragon. you know as well as i do that so many things happened, somewhat miraculously whether the world series or on our way to perhaps a super bowl, and even the economic recovery. i kind of thing from our own culture that it had something to do with the alignment of some great fantastic events that we could not control but that came together. and for welcoming in this new year we call it the year of the serpent but some of us will refer to as as a
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year of the many dragon. of course i want to recognize carmen chu hao district 4 supervisor as well; she has been a strong leader helping us promote the new year's as well of course taking care of her district, working as a wonderful supervisor. i am excited about this new year too because it has an opportunity to unveil many of our cultural aspirations in the city of san francisco. it has been 160 years, and we know our history well. my ascension to this office has been one of those things that people still consider me pretty special so much special not because of me but because of our community.
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this tab will have international status. gobs of people will want to have it, reflective of not only our history but if i go to washington dc tomorrow we will have an opportunity to talk with the rest of the mayors across the country is to how to celebrate new year's. this would be another example. want to congratulate again claudine and the whole team, postmaster general, is leadership is always been important. and the public service that she does not only in delivering the mail and postal service but reflective of the stamp and the u.s. postal service office that we get this opportunity to have a national platform on which our culture affinities can be displayed. happy new year. (chinese) thank you mayor lee.
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every year the united states postal service in washington dc receives many applications for subject matter to be reflected on a postal stamp. we really want to thank the poster service committee for selecting every year for the happy new year stamp, or the lunar year thing, to be part of the commemorative stamp program. with us today is seven cisco postmaster rog cingara (sounds like). >> thank you for that kind introduction. i want to thank you for being with us today and for your support of the united states postal service. i know you have important business in washington to attend to. something about an inauguration. i really appreciate your taking the time out here today
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and inviting us us to city hall and being part of the celebration. thank you claudine. as always your support and your assistance have been instrumental and it is very much appreciated. thank very much. and thank you all for joining us here today. this is an auspicious ceremony in this beautiful city of san francisco where for the second year in a row now we have been the official first day of issue city for the lunar new year stamp. i might also add that for out of the six stamps in the series san francisco has been chosen three times to be the official city. we must be doing something right in san francisco. i am honored to represent the postal service. today is an exciting service. we are proud to celebrate our special time with
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our friends and the asian community. appreciate the beauty of the stamps for them to use in the new year greetings to families and friends and we capture that beauty this year into celebrating the lunar year stamp. the stamp features the firecrackers that scare off evil spirits and renew hope for the future. the staff is available today at all post offices to help you prepare for the two-year mailings,, greeting cards , party invitations and gifts. we don't have stats available-for-sale at city hall but we do at this table here. we can put the date of issue postmark on them. we have cancellations at lincoln station and also add
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chinatown for the next 60 days. we are providing the cancellations of those two stations. on behalf of the united states postal service i will like to invite mayor lee and our guests to unveil and dedicate the 2013 lunar new year stamp, year of the snake (chinese). >> i would like to invite representatives from oca and the chinese benevolent association to join us. (applause)
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>> this is a celebration of a decade of discovery at mission bay. ten years ago, the mission bay campus consisted of one lone building with a handful of researchers and a lot of boxes. today, the campus is the hub of
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a collaborative and growing eco system that is transforming science into better health worldwide. ten years ago, ucsan francisco officially opened genetec hall, where we are today the first building at mission bay, to mark this anniversary we are celebrating those who played a key role in making what it is today and who gave both ucsan francisco and the city and county of san francisco a treasure. looking across mission bay today, it is hard to remember what this area used to look like, but i have a clear recollection, i did my residency here and lived up on the hill and my husband used to try to talk me out of running passed this neighborhood. it was not a place that you wanted to spend a lot of time, it was a region of abandoned rail road yards and empty houses back then it was
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bursting at the seams. the university began looking for places to grow and san francisco was not hitting the top of that list. but a group of smart dedicated people put their heads together and decided otherwise. these people, some of whom are are us this morning, were committed to keeping ucsan francisco in san francisco. it took bold steps by ucsf and by the city to make this a reality. and all of that boldness has paid off. as a result of their work, and the work and dedication of those who have followed in their footsteps, today we are standing on a campus that is home to three noble laurents and two mccarer genuis fellow and hundreds of reknowned scientists producing discoveris in cancer, neuroscience, cardio vascular research and many, many more. >> together with the colleagues on the other campuses these
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researchers are the core of ucsf's one billion dollar integrated bio science enterprise and the nation's largest public health research university. this research is transforming not only the future of health but how we train the future leaders in health. around us is a growing community of venture capitol firms and entrepreneurs and companies who spun out of uscf or chose to relocate here to collaborate with us to translate into new product and therapies that will improve health across the globe. we are also members of the glad stone institute and if you look down the road the san francisco giants current world champs. this is now a nationally reknowned hub of science and every week we get requests from other cities, universities, businesses and embassies to tour this campus so they can understand the secret sauce that makes this work. this morning you will be hearing from some of the people
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who helped to make mission bay what it is today. i also just want to acknowledge there is many friends who made mission bay happen. there are too many people to name names. so we just really appreciate everything, everyone has done to make this a reality. and also, see the campus's deer friend barbara oshur so thank you for coming. i have this distinguished line up to my right. so i'm done speaking now. and let me just first introduce lieutenant governor nuson who during his tenure as mayor brought city hall together with industry to find ways to attract bio science to san francisco. [ applause ] >> thank you. this is strange. i'm... >> plenty tall. >> that is better. happy anniversary, everybody. and to especially to you up
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there, you are the only person who applauded. and let me thank you for your stewardship and your leadership and your faith and constancy in this vision that was laid before us over a decade ago. to all of the members of board of supervisors that worked, glove with mayor to all of the extraordinary and enlightened lobbyists that worked hard on behalf of ucsf and behalf of the developer at the time to michael bishop and his stewart ship of that process to all of you that are assembled here today. congratulations and thank you for this vision. thank you for your excellence, thank you for your example. i have been spending a lot of time recently with governor brown. and not least of which getting a good history lesson last week at the uc border regents about the roman empire and it got me thinking that i need to brush up a little bit on my history. so i decided to go to greece.
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he is going to rome and i will go to greece. wonderful comment that the first great mayor said, we do not imitate he said for we are a model to others. and i think of that in the context of the model you have created here for not only the rest of the state, but for the rest of the nation at a time where we need to be investing in our engines of growth, at a time when we need to reconcile the opportunity to read our own history, not just the history of others and, to begin to square the reality of a world where i left this morning at 5.6 unemployment in county and came out of the place that had 26.6 percent unemployment, and 5.6, 26.6, a state with still 9.8 percent unemployment with 1.8 million people that are actively searching for work. we had a formula for success in
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this state and nation. in so many ways whether we know it intentionally or not, you have reignited and reinvested from that formula, the foundation being education, infrastructure framework, and you are getting first choice draft choices from around the world, the best and the brightest and you are able to attract here the notion of robust and private partnerships in the research and development and the benefits from the national institution of health that go directly here, ucsf and all of the other benefits of attracting that wealth because of the extraordinary talent that you have assembled. and so i say that to only say this, that whether we know the intention, or whether or not we stumbled upon it, i do believe in every respect your model is anexceptional one. final point my time, i know is limited. i want to also thank reg
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kelley, dennis and others and my old staff because in 2004, we had a big bio tech conference out here and the front page was the headline and i am not exagerated that we celebrated the protestors and there was actually a resolution the next day condemning the conference and celebrating the protestors. and it already had i think, 9 out of 11 members of the board of supervisors that support it, we have a perception problem, it was no wonder there was a real bio tech presence in 2003, 2004, there was only one company here in san francisco, the birthday of bio tech and life science, so we had to change perception. and we were able to put together a mayor's bio tech committee with many of you who are assembled today. and we got aggressive to a problem beyond perception, the second p, the challenge of parking and change the parking
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ratios here to allow ease and access and the third thing was permitting and we put together a great team to deal with the public, private transactions, and the final one was payroll, the fourth p, we had a payroll tax problem, we were charging it, the folks in bay weren't and so they came to the border and did not want to cross that border. so we created this tax exemption which was at the time was historic to cut and not raise tax and we started to reconcile those four ps, and i know that the mayor is going to come up to celebrate all of the great work that he does done and the team has done to bring it back to its place of birth. we had 73 companies with that one and the partnerships with qb 3 and sharing the overhead and the network that reg put together with fibergen and the eco development folks and i think that those are wonderful things and examples and for me, wonderful memories and also a wonderful framework for expanding this model across the rest of the state.
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and we hope that because of your great work across the rest of the country, thank you. plus [ applause ] >> thank you, very much, lieutenant governor. i remember well that you give me a hard time about south san francisco and genetech and so we have come a long way. and so, i know and i am very happy to introduce, mayor esly who has become a passionate advocate for further developing san francisco as the city of innovation and a wonderful partner and friend to ucsf, mayor lee? >> thank you, just briefly the history is worth repeating, is what our lieutenant governor has always said. i need to remind people what i was doing at that time. i was the little dpw director when gaven became mayor and we were still doing that we brought it out to make sure
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that we did right, in addition to the payroll tax exemption, we are also creating infrastructure at that time. we are working with the developers to make sure that the infrastructure of mission bay was going to meet the standards that uc san francisco and the bio tech industry was saying in order to come here. it wasn't just one thing alone, it was a combination of many things. and investing in infrastructure at mission bay was an enormous task. something that we had to do, public, privately because we did not have all of the money and we had to get rid of one of my favorite institutions the golfing range. as i was talking with former governor gray davis it was worth giving up. it was something ha we did right in the city and something that i continue to do is invest in infrastructure so we can have that great foundation because as i recall the discussions up that very
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crowded pernasis campus was that people needed more space and guess what? we have got that space here. but it is isn't just for a fantastic 2500 ucsan francisco that are here, it is for the thousands of other people that are collaborating with them as they find these discoveries, whether it is the pharmaceutical companies, the other science companies. i just came back from another fantastic conference and mayers, that they allowed me to head up a panel discussion on science, technology, engineering and math. stem, is what we all call it these days. that is the jealousy of all of the other mayers that when they hear about stotterry of mission bay, they are trying to create their own mission bay in their cities and they are wanting to work with all of the universities and the talent because what we have done here, is not only the physical infrastructure, not only creating conditions for businesses to be successful,
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but we found that we should invest in the very talent that is here and expand on that talent and so it is the noble laurets and the post doctorate students that are here and they are working with people across all of other disciplines, start ups, technology, you hear these great stories and i have seen them myself and we walk in and people no longer using these small microscopes, but they are looking at 3 d technology from auto def and we are looking at cells in three different ways, four different ways, expanding, deepening, all of the science, this is the movement that we have, and this is our new economy and this is the collaboration that is going on and we have a lot to celebrate in our city, whether it is the giants hopefully the 9ers. i would say that it is the people but we keep having cake
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for very good reasons we, have the talent that is here and ucsan francisco is a great core to attract this and we are inviting others in the world to establish their headquarters here. we are no longer satisfied just being a regional leader here. it is world innovation talent that we are drawing here to san francisco and we are glad to do it and support it with uc san francisco. thank you very much and and congratulations to everybody. [ applause ] >> thank you, mayor, lee. you heard lieutenant governor mention qb 3. the quantitative biology work and the great work of reg kelley. so now i want to introduce former governor gray davis who is the man responsible for the funding that started qb 3, governor davis? [ applause ] >> thank you, chancler. thank you for bringing us together today and it is really
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a wonderful mild stone, ten years. i just wanted add my comments as a passionate golfer,dy not like to see the driving range give way. but i said the property has been put to its highest and best use, namely, a magnet for the life science industry. so, you have to go out of staoet to hit the golf balls but you have a lot of great golf courses here. >> let me thank the chancler again for her vision and bringing us together to celebrate the work and the vision of herself and bishop and kelley and the two mayors that have spoken here lieutenant governor and mayor brown, all of those folks are the reason that mission bay exists. and we said, this was either an unused rail road yard whatever it was it was not mission bay
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and it was not the epi center in the innovation of the life sciences which it has become in a very short period of time. how did that happen? >> it happened because of the visions of city hall, the visions of ucsf. it happened because a great university ucsf was a magnet to entrepreneurs, to venture capitalists and life sciences large and small. and their collective mission is to shorten the pipeline between academic innovation and market place solutions. if you can put a product in the market in two years rather than ten years, and come up with a medical break through that delays the on set of cancer, or allows people to live with prostate cancer, you will have changed lives, you will have changed the world. and i am convinced that mission bay in a very short period of time is going to have the same as silicon valley and all
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happened because of the people in this stage and the people in the audience and most of all the people at ucsf. i want to just say a work about qb 3 in 2000 in part because of the uc president then dick atkinesn and because of the head of the scripts research institute i proposed the creation of four institutes of science innovation, and one of them qb three, literally in footsteps of where we are right now. a door, we have a little tiny sign, could we get a little more attention to qb 3 which is right down the hall? 2009 started to do research on a now publicly created company, emerest and it is now a billion dollar company employing 300 people over across the bay, the city of emriville. that is what innovation can do
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for california. it can attract high paying jobs, it can power technological and scientific break through and keep us at the cutting edge of innovation, qb 3 also was the first part of the uc system to create a technical incubator, 280 million dollars raised and they were telling me earlier that a company from moscow wants to come and join and we are out of room and so we have to find more space for our incubator. so it is a small part of a great vision that all of california should be proud of. and i just want to end with a little word about the secret sauce. the secret sauce and life sciences at the university of california at san francisco. the secret sauce in innovation in the university of california
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and i was meeting with the fed share man in 2000 greenspan and he said governor you have something that no one else has, you have 14 research universities then 12 now 13. ten at the university of california a place that i went to called stanford which by the way was never in the top ten we lost every football game my first year, but thanks to the coach going pretty well know, thank you, go 9ers. >> but stanford, sc and cal tech and we have 14 universities that really can invent the future. and he said to me, just invest in your research universities, and you will create whole new economies that you can't even imagine. that is what mission bay will do in the life sciences, and that is what uc will continue to do, keeping us at the cutting edge of innovation. and trust me, in a world where everyone is outsourcing jobs,
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the best guarantee against outsourcing is to be in the innovation business because you can't outsource a job until it is created. and we do nothing in california but create job after job after job, i like to see if we could keep a few manufacturing jobs here, that is our next assignment lieutenant governor and mayor and at least we invent them and create them. feel good about what happened and i feel good about our small part and we put 145 million in the glad stone institute. and i am delighted that they have a noble lauret and we put 100 million into qb three and it is very easy, this is my last thought. it is very easy for the public official to focus on problems of the moment. it is much harder to make a case for a better future and, to argue for setting money aside to create that future. but when you see what happened with the collective vision with the people on this stage in mission bay and you see the global attention it is getting,
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you realize that preparing the next generation and investing in the future is really what california is about. so, everyone should give themselves a round of applause, this is a great day. thank every single member of ucsf for what you have done. you are the magnet that made this possible. [ applause ] >> thank you, governor. and now it is a particular pleasure for me to introduce mike bishop. mike is one of ucsf's great. go ahead and clap for mike, go for it. [ applause ] >> those of you who don't know, he was one of the co-winners of the noble prize in 1989 for his discovery of normal genes that can become cancerous. setting the stage for targeted therapies. and he went on to become chancler and my predecessor but it was mike's vision and his
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leadership that made the move to mission bay possible and so mike? [ applause ] >> well, i couldn't help but notice that i am the only male up here who is not in a suit. i think that reflects my return to the profosaurete. why did this all happen? >> well, frankly, ucsf mission bay was not born of specific vision. it was born out of stark necessity. in the late 1980s and early 90s it had become painfully clear to us from repeated strategic planning that ucsf was in dire need of additional research space, but we were landlocked at pernasis heights. the facilities were not on par with our esteemed counter parts and our ability